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LITTLE LEAGUE. Just who are the Kids here anyway?

May 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Social Commentary


Little League Parents digress when it comes to watching their kids play.

Just how does a 12 yr old Little Leaguer deal with loving but overinvolved parents?

“Throw him out!”
“Ey buddy relax.”
“We’ll see if you’re such a big talker after the game.”

Sounds like the kids are at it again. Only it’s not the kids it’s the parents. We’re not allowed on the million dollar field we paid for with our taxes, and are relegated to the bleachers only to watch our kids from afar.

We scream in angst as another ball goes through the legs, another throw sails over the head, a wild pitch and another hit batter. We’re helpless to do anything except turn on each other.

Hearing some oaf yell “Strike that Midget Out” is hurtful when that midget is your son. And when his daughter gets up the words “Oh that’s a girl?” somehow slip put of your mouth. Meanwhile other parents have taken to behaving just as poorly.

We go into it with the best of intentions that it’s hard to remember that we’re supposed to just let the Kids have fun. And we the same.

So…. Who says we’re not having fun. I can’t wait until tonight!

Tonight’s clip is from Little League Games Gone Wrong Volume 4

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